At IBG, we are committed to inclusiveness, non-discrimination, and fostering a positive climate that promotes excellence, respect, and responsible conduct in our teaching, research, and our professional and social interactions.

All of our trainees receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research covering such topics as protecting human subjects, data sharing, authorship, rigor and reproducibility, and truthful reporting.

We are also committed to creating a positive social climate that is welcoming for everyone and promotes successful learning and professional development. We are therefore intolerant of any form of unfair treatment, abusive or demeaning words or expressions, or intimidating behavior aimed at others on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy; and we are committed to maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all IBG personnel, free from discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise.

We are proud of the diverse and international character of our Institute, and we ask that faculty, staff, and trainees be polite, friendly, and respectful in all of their interactions. Our demonstrated success, over 50 years since our founding in 1967, can be eroded through inconsiderate treatment of others. Valuing individuals and their contributions and working to earn the respect of others underlies the success of our Institute.

If you feel that these guidelines are not being followed, or have concerns about your experience at IBG, please bring them to the attention of the Director, Prof. John Hewitt, or contact the University of Colorado Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at

Thank you, and we wish everyone success in their endeavors.